Dr. Daniel Vicario, MD

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Age 57
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Dr. Daniel Vicario, MD
Dr. Vicario is a medical oncologist who co-founded the San Diego Cancer Center (SDCC). He is a pioneer in the research of mind-body medicine (the influence of the human spirit on the healing process) and in the field of integrative medicine. He created the Integrative Medicine Program at SDCC in 1988, and has been director of the program for over a decade.His research interests and publications focus on the treatment of advanced head and neck cancers with highly selective intra-arterial chemotherapy infusions; immunotherapy of hematological malignancies; comprehensive therapy of GU malignancies; and improving the quality of life for cancer patients. Dr. Vicario was born in California and moved with his family at age 7 to Argentina, where he finished his schooling and graduated from medical school. He then returned to his native California for his medical training, including a fellowship at UC San Diego Division of Hematology / Oncology.In 1994 Dr. Vicario joined the Medical Group of North County, and then co-founded SDCC with Dr. Mark J. Adler. He has been a senior partner, a medical oncologist and an integrative oncologist at SDCC. Dr. Vicario also co-founded with Dr. Adler the San Diego Cancer Research Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and conducting research and the development of innovative cancer therapies to improve the care and quality of life for cancer patients.In February 2011, the SDCC became part of UC San Diego Health. Dr. Vicario is now a full-time medical oncologist with UC San Diego Health and remains medical director of SDCC.In recent years, Dr. Vicario has served the San Diego community through a variety of non-profit groups, including positions as: Medical director of Sharp Hospice in San Diego Medical director of Hospice of the North Coast in Carlsbad Chairman of Cancer Committee, Tri- City Medical Center, Oceanside, CA Member of Professional Advisory Board and speaker for Survivorship San Diego Member of the Professional Advisory Board and Board of Directors of The Wellness Community San Diego, a non-profit organization supporting San Diegans affected by cancer Chief of the division of Hematology/Oncology, Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside, CA Board member of the American Cancer Society, San Diego Chapter In 1999 Dr. Vicario was the recipient of the annual CHAD Health Hero Awards for his "dedication and commitment to better health for the residents of San Diego County." In 2006 he received the Channel 10 News Leadership Award for the creation of the Integrative Medicine Program. In 2008 Dr. Vicario was recipient of the "Health Care Champion Award" by the San Diego Business Journal.Dr. Vicario enjoys teaching medical students, medical residents, fellows, other physicians, nurses, medical staff and sharing information and knowledge with patients with cancer. Dr. Vicario feels that his patients are and have always been his real and true teachers.Dr. Vicario and his wife enjoy spending time with their four children, hiking, going to the beach, and traveling.

1200 Garden View Rd

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Dr. Daniel Vicario, MD

Dr. Daniel Vicario, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Vicario's Experience

Dr. Vicario's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Oncology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Oncology
  • Hematology & Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Universidad De Buenos Aires, Facultad De Ciencias Medicas
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Uc Irvine/Long Beach Vamc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Uc Irvine/Long Beach Vamc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of California San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vicario has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vicario's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vicario to family and friends
based on 3 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Vicario's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Vicario is exceptional and outstanding, from any way one looks at it. Knowledgeable, caring, compassionate, educated, superior wisdom and exceptional bed side manners. He was highly recommended by many of my friends and they were spot on! Thank you, Dr. Vicario, for all your help, guidance and support!
in San Diego, CA |
The best doctor I've ever met!! He saved my life!! So wise, compassionate, caring and knows exactly what is best for his patients and their caregivers! I owe my life to him!
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Dr. Vicario accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Vicario has admitting privileges

Tri - City Medical Center
4002 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
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UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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